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Global News Podcast

BBC World Service

The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends.

5491 - UN warns Middle East is on the brink of full-scale conflict
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  • 5491 - UN warns Middle East is on the brink of full-scale conflict

    The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, was speaking at a Security Council emergency meeting on Iran's missile and drone attacks on Israel. Also: Haiti's main political parties urge the outgoing prime minister, Ariel Henry, to speed up the installation of a new transitional council, and the teenager with a memory like an encyclopedia..

    Mon, 15 Apr 2024
  • 5490 - Iran-Israel crisis - how to stop escalation?

    Israel says it intercepted vast majority of missiles and drones fired by Iran. Iran said the attack "achieved all its objectives". President Biden to discuss diplomatic response with other G7 leaders amid international calls for restraint. The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting later.

    Sun, 14 Apr 2024
  • 5489 - Iran launches drones and missiles at Israel

    The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his military was "ready for any scenario". Sirens were heard as Israel's air defences came into operation.

    Sun, 14 Apr 2024
  • 5488 - The Happy Pod: The Centenarian Stargazer

    This week, we meet the 105 year-old man celebrating his thirteenth total solar eclipse. Also: The AI technology giving back a voice to the voiceless. And our intrepid reporter goes in search of the crookie.

    Sat, 13 Apr 2024
  • 5487 - Haiti moves toward a new governing council

    A nine-member political body, tasked with filling the leadership vacuum in Haiti, has been created although their names have not been made public. Also: the US says Iran could attack Israel with drones and missiles within hours, and a Norwegian minister resigns over plagiarism claims.

    Fri, 12 Apr 2024
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